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October 1st, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The final plans on a bridge replacement project are in, set to begin today on 700 S, with an estimated cost of $165,045.
‚ÄúThe length of the new bridge will be 36 feet and 32 feet, respectively,‚ÄĚ said Whitley County Engineer Brandon Forrester.
According to Forrester, the new structure will be a concrete slab bridge that will allow free flow through the ditch under the road.
The existing structure, located at CR 700 E between county roads 900 S and 1000 S, is known as a twin culvert since it does not span 20 feet in length, the requirement for it to qualify as a bridge.
The Mizpah Shrine Charity Horse Show was held in Columbia City today. More photos can be seen on The Post and Mail's facebook page. Coverage and photos will be in Tuesday's edition of The Post and Mail
The Whitley County Humane Society held its Canine Carnival at Morsches Park today. More photos and coverage will be in Monday's edition of The Post and Mail. More photos can be viewed on The Post and Mail's facebook page.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ As the leaves change color and begin to fall around the city, local citizens will have rakes and leaf blowers in hand getting ready to dispose of them through the street department‚Äôs leaf pickup program.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve had several questions on when the date is for that,‚ÄĚ said Street Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh. ‚ÄúIt will begin Oct. 22, and that‚Äôs when we‚Äôll probably make our first pass. ‚ÄĚ
Cearbaugh said the leaf pickup is about a six-week program.
INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is advising motorists that there will be temporary lane restrictions on Ind. 14 and Ind. 37 in Whitley and Allen counties next week.
Beginning Monday, INDOT maintenance crews will begin a pavement preservation process by fog sealing along Ind. 14, from Ind. 9 to West Hamilton Road in Whitley and Allen counties.
The eastbound lane of Ind. 14 will undergo work on Monday.
The westbound lane will undergo work on Tuesday.
When this stretch is complete, crews will move on to Allen County on Wednesday.
CLAYTON, Mo. ‚ÄĒ A former Columbia City resident will be sentenced Monday in a Missouri court for stealing at least $25,000 from a trust designed to protect the assets of his parents.
Larry G. Mueller, 62, is scheduled to be in St. Louis County Circuit Court in Clayton, Mo. at 8:45 a.m. Monday on a charge of theft, a Class B felony.
The charge is for the theft of more than $25,000, but those close to the case estimate the alleged crime involved more money.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ According to the Election Supervisor Jessica Hockemeyer, absentee voting hours will soon be available to registered voters at the courthouse.
‚ÄúThere is in office voting, voting by mail and a traveling board,‚ÄĚ said Hockemeyer.
The hours for absentee voting at the clerk‚Äôs office, located in the courthouse at Room 18 on the second floor, are Oct. 9-12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 15 to Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 13 and 20 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Oct. 27 and Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Dazzlers is a special needs cheerleading team in its second season.
Coach Vanessa Bills decided to offer cheerleading to special needs students so they can ‚Äúexperience the uniform.‚ÄĚ
The cheerleaders have various disabilities and varying degrees of speech and movement capabilities. Bills said that there are some challenges when working a cheer routine around those handicaps, but the participants grow in confidence and become more vocal and more mobile.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ With the Columbia City/South Whitley utility agreement close to finalization, Columbia City officials said they are looking forward to providing contracted electrical support to the town.
‚ÄúEverything is worked out and everybody seems happy,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City Electric Department Superintendent Larry Whetstone at Tuesday‚Äôs Columbia City Common Council meeting.
‚ÄúSo we are responsible for South Whitley‚Äôs maintenance assuming they agree. All indications are they want to get this completed.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County Autumn Art Festival was held earlier in September around the courthouse square with vendors and patrons commenting on the success of the event.
Trudy Miller-Longhenry has been the event‚Äôs coordinator for seven years. After this year‚Äôs festival, Miller-Longhenry ‚Äúpassed the paintbrush‚ÄĚ to the Whitley County Humane Society.
‚ÄúI will still be involved next year. I‚Äôll be behind the scenes,‚ÄĚ said Miller-Longhenry. ‚ÄúI want to see the festival succeed, so I am willing to help them out.‚ÄĚ